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Lindt Creme Brulee 
Posted: 12 November 2011    7.5 
Lindt Creme Brulee Turning famous desserts into chocolate bars can be hit or miss.  Lindt's creme brulee isn't real creme brulee in the same way as William Shatner's toupee is not his real hair. It's a simulation. Like William Shatner's toupee hair, this creme brulee bar is better than the real thing.  This is, rather, a milk chocolate bar stuffed with caramelized sugar, crunchy wafer pieces, and sweetened milk. How wrong can you go with that combo if you're not a vegan? 
Avg price/gram: USD 0.033   Cocoa %: 30  Size: 150g  Swiss chocolate 
       


As of late, I've been on a snackfest with a wide range of bars my friend Burma Mike brought over from the United States.  There's some great chocolate being made over in the U.S., just most of those great bars never made it into Burma Mike's baggage.  So today, when my wife and I stopped off at the gourmet market to pick up a few items, and she picked this Creme Brulee bar from Switzerland off the shelf, I put up no protest.     

Funny.  Six weeks ago I was moaning about how this Chocolate Republic was going stale, as I reviewed the same multinational brands over and over again, Lindt in particular.  Lindt looked like a fresh breeze after the Seattle Chocolate Company's Dark Chocolate truffle bar.  

The milk chocolate part of this bar was certain to be acceptable.  Lindt uses a 30% cocoa solid base for that, and Lindt's always been known to manufacture tasty milk chocolates.  The creme brulee part was where they could go wrong.  Turning famous desserts into chocolate bars can be hit or miss.  I love tiramisu, but Frey botched making their tiramisu bar anything I'd opt for over real tiramisu.   And real creme brulee isn't a dessert I can say I'm even fond of.  This burnt cream consists of a rich custard base topped with a hard layer of caramel.  The last time I had at tiny taste of creme brulee was with Burma Mike.  I took him out for a late dinner after he dropped of his tremendous chocolate parcel.  We ordered a few pasta dishes, and he ordered creme brulee for himself.   One bite of his was enough. 

The map isn't the territory though, is it?   Lindt's creme brulee isn't real creme brulee in the same way as William Shatner's toupee is not his real hair.  It's a simulation.  Like William Shatner's toupee hair, this creme brulee bar is better than the real thing.  if you get past the toupee being real hair and this being real creme brulee, you're fine.  This is, rather, a milk chocolate bar stuffed with caramelized sugar, crunchy wafer pieces, and sweetened milk.  How wrong can you go with that combo if you're not a vegan?

No new ground was broken on the tasting of this bar.  No tears were shed either, and that's saying a lot if you've been eating as many Ghirardellis as I have recently.  Snack on this one without fear. 

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